107 posts • joined 25 Jun 2007
@re: the suit has no legs
Courts have held, repeatedly, that EULAs aren't valid.
Other courts have held the opposite of course.
I'll need a new music store soon I suppose, since I'll be getting a please install itunes page instead of a functioning website.
not honoring the warranty because they ruined the computer with smoke is one thing, but biohazard?
These are cage raised animals, not wild ones. Why on earth would you go all the way to South America and 'kidnap' monkeys instead of getting them from a breeder?
The takedown was wrong regardless of Yes Men's actions.
Even if the fake falls under trade dress or some sort of defamation tort (which it might), its still a violation of the DMCA to use a DMCA takedown notice for a purpose not related to copyright.
Its relevant that the women were lesbians because this would be considered from a hate crime angle normally, its relevant that the man was gay because it reduces the chance that it was a hate crime.
Try the FBI statistics. They tend to lack details like these, but there's much less spin.
This does not give Google any copyrights.
Anybody can take any book Google puts up and reprint it in any way they want without fear of action by Google.
As for people who don't want Google reprinting their stuff, fine, come forward, Google will *pay* you to tell them to stop using your stuff under this deal. Probably a lot more money than anything considered an orphaned work is worth too.
It's about time.
Hopefully Dish will have to shut its DVRs down this time, and explain why.
Nothing will get the American people moving at this point except stealing their TVs.
Vista likes to hide its BSODs, but they happen. Watch for random shutdowns, or going to a black screen and locking up. Thats usually a BSOD, and Vista is hiding it to make itself look better (you can usually find the code in the event log to confirm if its an actual BSOD or not).
Getting as many as the kid describes though... He probably didn't install any updated drivers. Or his hardware is just crappy quality.
Those copyright owners who haven't come forward will be free to do so under the settlement. Google has agreed to establish a registry for them to file claims with. Not only that, Google has agreed to *pay* them for each work they claim.
There might be a number of things in there that don't represent real orphaned works, but under the terms of the settlement, that won't last.
The mechwarrior games, post MS buyout, were some of the best in the franchise. I wouldn't be bragging about the culture that developed the crappy nearly unplayable interface of mechwarrior 2.
"Symptoms include... carpal tunnel syndrome."
If you use a computer you're addicted to the net, even if that computer has no internet.
"The American Psychiatric Association currently does not recognize internet addiction as an actual disorder"
And I don't recognize the APA as being able to tell the difference between their head and the stick up their ass.
"addicted to browsing the internet, gaming, or even text messaging."
These people can't tell the difference between an Internet and gaming dependency. Which means they didn't even read the research in question.
"discovery quest," "life quest," vocational skills, "reflection group," a "mindfulness" session
These will not help with dependency. These will make the patient hate your guts, and resist any future attempts at treatment.
"12 step program"
Not useful without weekly treatment, this is pretty much begging for a relapse in a treat and release setting like this one.
Starting a new project.
There is no need to start your own project to scan books, just swipe all of Google's hard work (they have no copyright themselves). Google has actually *lowered* the cost of entry to its competitors.
And while competition is certainly better, are you people seriously so paranoid about Google that you'd rather not have the service exist at all?
I'm usually the first to defend Google, but this is out of line.
@In a word "support"
Few companies support the OS beyond 'here's a re-imaging tool' and you certainley don't get free support from MS anymore.
If it bugs you then pay more for the support.
There are 50 million people out of work in this country. How hard can it be?
Oh wait, spending money on training is unacceptable, right.
Since Amazon doesn't allow non Amazon DRM to run on the kindle 2, that would be the implication (and necessity) of selling to Amazon customers.
Nothing keeps anyone from taking google's scans and republishing them, so Google actually lowers the barrier to entry.
Not only that, but Google has done the work of finding out which books people claim copyright over *for* you.
Can I get a legally binding document on that?
This would be a horrible horrible idea...
except the alternative is letting the British government handle it.
Its not run by the admins, its run by the players.
@Laissez-faire or double standards?
If you flood the ingame time card market the price of time cards will drop dramatically, preventing it from being leveraged as heavily as you describe.
@Not only sue
The cops in question were following a Judge's order.
The judge apparently being too stupid to realize that libel/slander (the only thing there was any probable cause for) doesn't warrant a criminal investigation.
So does this mean...
So does this mean that independent artists can expect to be cut off soon if they don't use Amazon's service the way author's were when Amazon got a Print on Demand setup?
The other 2/3rds are lying.
Also, Amanfrommars is getting way to coherent.
@The Internet does not belong to the USA
This is a US citizen suing a US company over a post made by another US citizen. In what way is this not a US matter?
I have to agree with both sides here, if the post is defamatory, the plaintiff has no choice but to go after Google in the absence of the blogger.
Google shouldn't be taking things down without a court order either though.
While I agree the orphaned works protection Google is getting should apply to everyone, how the hell is that Google's problem? Or in the scope of this case?
Linux gained 400% of its previous marketshare... And MS had to cut profits, reducing their warchest in the future. This is victory, just not a big one.
Asus is starting to piss me off
They need to stop showcasing things I'm not allowed to buy yet.
Linux definitely infringes according to this filing. The FAT file-system pieces MS is claiming violates its patents are in the Linux software tom tom uses.
On top of that, this looks to have been launched by a new VP. We'll see how well the OIN thing works I guess. TomTom losing would be very bad for Linux though.
I'm disappointed that Microsoft won't have to bankrupt itself paying people off for the Vista Capable debacle. But personal feelings aside, I'm forced to admit the judge is right. The majority of people who got vista capable notebooks probably don't *want* Vista. And some of the ones who do are probably OK with Vista Basic (its cheaper after all) So a class action suit isn't really appropriate.
Fuck you. Anybody who tries to use my money to pay an industry whose products I hate will find me more than happy to spend a lot more of my money hiring people to mug them.
They have a way to generate 3d images with HTML?
I'm impressed. I don't think City of Heroes works that way though.
The articles are *always* written while drunk.
Broken to fixed in...
8 days right?
Not too bad.
Yet another laugh
According to the info page, this whole dangerous operation is one guy plus his family helping him out.
Is it *really* necessary to bitch about the activities of random people on the internet? Not to mention the whole fad of trying to pretend certain things never happen(ed).
McCain's physical ability
McCain is perfectly capable of using a computer (physically) or was in the past, he could have crippling arthritis now or something. He was a pilot after getting out of the POW camp (eventually, he spent a long time learning to walk again), and held a desk job that would have required using a typewriter. The only lasting injury is that he can't lift his arms above his head. Which sucks, but won't keep you from using a computer (I know a sys admin with the same problem).
What happened to avoidance?
While obviously you need a non nut alternative for anything as common as nut allergies... why the hell can't the kids just not eat nuts?
It only ever took me one bad reaction to learn to avoid certain things as a kid, or has hystaria grown so bad that they're afraid kids will suddenly develop a fatal allergy even though they've been eating them for years?
While we're at it, ban tomatoes in the schools, I can't eat them, and everyone else should have to suffer with me.
Wasn't that bug patched way back in the summer? I didn't pay attention to the MS fixes, but I know it was in my update alerts for Debian...
6 months is a bad turnaround time, even for Microsoft.
Great shopping guide
It even tells me which games work for which systems, so I know just the right one to get for my brother in order to piss my mom off.
Not the reg, the hunter's propaganda thing.. The CDC report shows lead levels .4 micrograms higher than the average populace for those eating wild game. Its only those that eat wild game, but hadn't done so for at least a month, that lead levels dropped. The study didn't ask participants if lead was used or something else to kill the animals.
The lead levels in all study participants were not dangerous, and were significant in only 1% of cases.
On second thought, it is bad form on the Reg for not reading the CDC report.
It is standard patent trolling to sue over a similar but not actually applicable patent. And in east Texas, its unlikely that the judge will care, or understand.
Screw you McCain
You voted for these laws, suffer with the rest of us.
Is Britain just struggling to finds ways to make it less attractive to live in than the US?
Harder then it sounds...
No atmosphere and a lack of easily renewable water is going to make cooling this thing very very difficult. And the moons has some pretty wild temperature swings, which will mess with any kind of heat engines output pretty badly.
I guess you could supplement with solar in the daytime when a nuke plant would be less efficient though.
A Man From Mars
Because he makes more sense than most politicians.
I don't know any browser/OS combination that would be immune, except for one without flash, though this only directs to a malware page, Linux/OSX* will almost certainly be immune to the .exe file even if its successfully pushed hrough firefox/opera/safari.
*Not necessarily from conventional security, but because these people will go for the biggest target.
Strategic versus tactical
Cyber attacks won't disrupt military communications, but without civilian backing a military's supply lines will quickly dwindle. Screwing up civilian communications would be invaluable in a drawn out war (though it didn't turn out that way), and is also a low impact way of getting civilians to rally against fighting. It's easy, politically, to keep troops in the thick of things forever if there are no consequences to anyone not in uniform on your side.
Also, as far as the timing goes, there must have been a delay between Georgia invading South Ossetia and Russia mobilizing, if Russia didn't actually have troops in the region (which I don't think they did.) the cyber attacks probably started early because the military wasn't ready yet.
Dell already announced an EEE competitor.
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